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field artillery

artillery mobile enough to accompany troops in the field.
Origin of field artillery
First recorded in 1635-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The guns of Przemysl could be heard by the Austrian field artillery.

  • Your company was pinned down on a knoll by a battery of field artillery.

    Mercenary Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • The regular gunner had no use for Territorial horse and field artillery.


    John French, Viscount of Ypres
  • At a distance, the ploughs resembled a great column of field artillery.

    The Octopus Frank Norris
  • Then followed a section of field artillery and a small detachment of cavalry.

    Ahead of the Army W. O. Stoddard
  • At times the missiles were shrapnel from the field artillery.

  • Then with a thunder of wheels our field artillery came into action.

    Tom Strong, Lincoln's Scout Alfred Bishop Mason
  • This glass is issued to reconnaissance officers of field artillery.

    Visual Signaling Signal Corps United States Army
  • In number the 75's made up almost half of our field artillery.

British Dictionary definitions for field artillery

field artillery

artillery capable of deployment in support of front-line troops, due mainly to its mobility
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